HOW TO APPLY
AMIGOS gives you an exciting chance to have an adventure and explore the world outside of a classroom. You will live in a new country and work on sustainable community service projects while living with a host family. These experiences prepare you for your future, improve your Spanish, and build your confidence. You develop leadership skills that will set you apart in college and throughout your career. With AMIGOS, you will learn about the world by living in it. Click here to explore our 2020 Summer Programs.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AMIGOS:
- Attend an info session or contact us to learn more! See dates and times below.
- Apply online and pay your $50 deposit to hold your place.
- We will contact you to schedule your interview with our Admissions team
- Learn about your acceptance to the Wisconsin Chapter!
Please contact, Michael Cook, Program Coordinator Wisconsin Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a call.
The AMIGOS Wisconsin Chapter is part of a 25 Chapter Network that recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS volunteers and families in their local community. The AMIGOS Wisconsin recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS volunteers and their families from the Wisconsin Area.
AMIGOS was pivotal in my growth as a leader and as a catalyst for social change. The summer program put me in a position I had never been in before, one of professionalism and interaction in a land of responsibility. As a young person, I had never known the extent to my own capabilities; however, AMIGOS taught me to be confident, to interact, to engage, and to immerse myself as I never had before. With these actions I learned that no matter my age, I am capable of anything I set my mind to. – Josie R.
AMIGOS has become my toolbox, whenever I need a little extra confidence, a little leadership, a little more ability to connect with and communicate with the people around me, I can reach into that toolbox and pull out those lessons I learned from my summer in Paraguay. Because AMIGOS gave me the opportunity to be in leadership roles and be outside my comfort zone at a young age, I know that as I continue growing through life that I am capable of anything. AMIGOS instilled confidence in myself and confidence in our global community. Every single day I am grateful for my incredible, challenging, exciting, and enriching AMIGOS experience. – Christy B.
Since my first summer with Amigos as a volunteer in Nicaragua in 2008, Amigos has greatly influenced the trajectory of my life. From my college major of Latin American Studies to my current job of working with immigrant youth, my experience with Amigos has informed many personal and professional decisions I’ve made. My experiences returning as Project Staff and as Training Director have given me invaluable leadership skills, work experience, responsibility, and of course, fun and adventure! – Erin J.
Wisconsin Volunteers Attend:
Appleton North • James Madison Memorial • Laffollete • Madison Country Day School • Madison East • Madison West • Middleton • Verona
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT!
All alumni interested in volunteering again with AMIGOS qualify to apply for the Alumni Award. More info here.
- Round-trip domestic and international airfare
- Training materials and workshops
- Secondary short-term international medical insurance
- Program excursions
- Food, lodging, and transportation in Latin America
- Supplies for community project and extracurricular activities
- 24-hour On Call Emergency Management System
- Travel hotline and support
Click here for more information about our Fees & Funding.
DUE DATES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS
- Fees can be paid online or by mail. Payment plans are available.
PRE & POST EXPERIENCE
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM INCLUDE:
- Unparalleled leadership development
- Cross-cultural awareness and understanding
- Hands-on training for technical aspects of the program
- Extensive health and safety training
- Opportunities to practice Spanish
- Creating a community of young people with shared values
Locally, we also have a number of AMIGOS Family events and opportunities to connect including our Despedida! When you return back from your program, we host an welcome back party and every AMIGOS Volunteer has an opportunity to stay involved in local roles to build your leadership, storytelling and presentation skills!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors is a hardworking and committed group that is passionate about providing young people with positive intercultural and immersion experiences in Latin America. We are always looking for new board members who align with our mission and values. If you are interested in joining our board, please email our President, Becky Gray, to learn about how you can get involved.
Parent & Training Coordinator
IO Board Representative